Out and About: Concerts & Events in Tysons

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The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

www.wolftrap.org

The Original Kings of Go-Go

Big Tony and Trouble Funk
E.U. with Sugar Bear
Junkyard Band
DJ Wroyal
And the Queens of Go-Go Fitness

May 28
7pm

TIX start at $27

Trouble Funk, worldwide ambassadors of go-go music, headline this lineup of DC’s best go-go groups. Signed into law as the official music of DC in February 2019, go-go is a music of celebration and participation that thrives off the audience’s energy. Come ready to dance and sing along!

Blast Off!

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

May 29 
8pm

FREE

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will launch Wolf Trap’s summer season with a program of concert band favorites. A fireworks display will follow the concert.

Kool & the Gang

Morris Day & the Time

June 3 
7:30pm

TIX start at $37

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

It’s a celebration! Kool & the Gang bring their biggest hits—including “Celebration,” “Cherish,” and “Jungle Boogie”—to Wolf Trap for a night full of feel good fun! They are joined by funk and soul stalwarts Morris Day & the Time.

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Black Violin
Impossible Tour

Blind Boys of Alabama

June 4 
8pm

TIX start at $30

Led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), Black Violin keeps “classical music alive for the next generation” (NPR). With influences ranging from Bach to Jay-Z, the group’s unique blend of classical and hip-hop breaks down stereotypes and encourages people of all ages, races, and backgrounds to come together. Black Violin is joined by gospel legends and Grammy Award-winners the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Musical Mediterranean
with Steven Blier

June 5
3pm

TIX start at $42

Recitalist and raconteur Steven Blier and a trio of Filene Artists explore the human condition through song.

Ben Rector
The Joy of Music

JP Saxe
Jordy Searcy & Stephen Day

June 8
8pm

TIX start at $32

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Rector makes his Wolf Trap debut in support of his latest album, The Joy of Music. Rector’s songs—including hits “Brand New” and “Love Like This”—strike a chord with audiences through heartfelt lyrics that are the perfect soundtrack to life’s most transformative moments. Joining Rector are singer-songwriters JP Saxe and Jordy Searcy with Stephen Day.

Gipsy Kings
featuring Nicolas Reyes

June 5
8pm

TIX start at $39.50

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa, and pop to the tune of 14 million albums sold, the Grammy-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo” have been making music for more than 30 years. The Gipsy Kings’ music extends through generations and reflects the vibrantly eclectic and peripatetic history of the gitanos.

Every Shade of Blue Tour

The Head and the Heart
Jade Bird

June 9
8pm

TIX start at $32

Claiming top spots on multiple Billboard charts with songs like “Honeybee” and “Rivers and Roads,” indie-folk collective The Head and the Heart makes its Wolf Trap debut in support of the upcoming release of Every Shade of Blue (April 2022).

Bonnie Raitt
Just Like That…Tour 2022

June 10-11
8pm

TIX start at $42

Throughout her career, blues-rock legend Bonnie Raitt has again and again proven her status in music history, earning her a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ten Grammy Awards. Named one of Rolling Stones’ “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” she’s on the road once again, this time with Lucinda Williams, the Americana icon behind hits such as “Passionate Kisses” and “Can’t Let Go.” These fan favorites are back to showcase their musical stylings through shared grace and grit.

Sheryl Crow

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Waxahatchee

June 16-17
7pm

TIX start at $49

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

If all you want to do is have some fun, we’ve got the show for you! “Soak Up the Sun” with Sheryl Crow, the queen of crossover country-rock. Crow returns to Wolf Trap this summer with alt-country icon Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Since the release of 2013’s Southeastern Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. Don’t miss this dynamic double bill. Waxahatchee (singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield) returns to Wolf Trap to open the evening.

 The Soul Rebels

June 18
7pm

TIX start at $42

Where y’at? We know where you should be—at Wolf Trap for Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. This curated mini-festival features both the history and future of New Orleans music. Get ready for one jam-packed night of live music by the Big Easy’s best musicians.

A Juneteenth Celebration
with Thee Phantom
and the Illharmonic Orchestra

June 19
6pm

TIX start at $27

Part B-Boy, part Beethoven, Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra combines the energy and passion of hip-hop, with the beautiful, sweeping sounds of a live orchestra. This all African-American orchestra commemorates Juneteenth with a performance at Wolf Trap.

Beautiful
The Carole King Musical

June 21-22
8pm

TIX start at $32

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony and Grammy Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. The show features a stunning array of beloved songs by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and the title song, “Beautiful.”

Xuejuan Dance Ensemble
The Land of Mulan

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods
Venue: Theatre-in-the-woods

June 23
10:30am

TIX are $12 (Free Under 2)

Experience the vibrancy and diversity of Chinese dances through the eyes and ears of young Mulan. Blending distinctive moves with intricate costumes and traditional music, Xuejuan Dance Ensemble performances are a treat for audience members of all ages.

The Black Crowes
Shake Your Money Maker

Played in its Entirety, Plus All the Hits!

June 23
8pm

TIX start at $47

Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson reunite to celebrate more than 30 years of The Black Crowes’ debut Shake Your Money Maker. The multi-platinum album includes hits “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” and more.

Steely Dan

The Dave Stryker Trio

June 25-26
7:30pm

TIX start at $48

Steely Dan (“Do it Again,” “Reelin’ In the Years,” “Deacon Blues”) bring their signature sound and wry wit to Wolf Trap for two nights. They are joined by jazz-guitarists The Dave Stryker Trio in their Wolf Trap debut.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

Shawn Colvin
CARM

June 30
7:30pm

TIX start at $27

Bruce Hornsby (“The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain,” “The Valley Road”) mines his vast catalog performing beloved songs alongside tracks from his latest album, ‘Flicted (2022). The evening begins with unforgettable performances by Shawn Colvin and CARM.

The Barns at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA 22182

www.wolftrap.org

Weber
Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

June 18, 24, 26
Times vary

TIX start at $38

Widely considered the first great German romantic opera, Der Freischütz (The Marksman) is an irresistible mix of folklore, romance, and the ageless struggle between good and evil. A young forester, striving to prove himself worthy of winning the hand of his beloved through a shooting contest, makes a deal with the devil. Driven by love, and the misguided need for victory, the devil is ultimately defeated and forgiveness wins the day in Wolf Trap Opera’s premiere of this picturesque tale and lush, dramatic score.

The McLean
Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

703-790-0123 | TTY: 711

mcleancenter.org

T.G.I.F. Carnival Rides

Lewinsville Park
1659 Chain Bridge Rd. 

Friday, May 20
2pm–10pm

Bring a friend or the whole family and enjoy the fun at the Friday night carnival rides!

Advance purchase of ride ticketing will be available online in early May. Ride tickets also sold on-site.

McLean Day 2022

Produced by the McLean Community Center

May 21
11am–5pm

Lewinsville Park
1659 Chain Bridge Rd.

FREE

McLean Day 2022 Festival
Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915

Bring the family and enjoy the fun at McLean’s biggest annual festival. This event draws approximately 10,000+ patrons throughout the day. Enjoy music, games, balloon animals, a petting zoo, amusements, sponsors, exhibitors, gourmet food trucks, large and small carnival rides and much more! Ride tickets are sold onsite or may be purchased in advance online.

Bubble Fun Run

June 4
10am-12pm

$20/$15 MCC district residents 

Activity No. 4503.322

Join MCC for a fun, summer kickoff event. This fun, fitness event is for children ages 3 to 9. Kids will make their way through a course filled with bubbles, water squirters, a jelly pool, cones, tires, foam and color stations. They also can enjoy unlimited time playing in the bubbles! 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

June 17
12pm-5pm

McLean Community Center is helping the American Red Cross with Diverse Blood. 

Donations! It is urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need!Join us and support the community with your lifesaving blood donation. All donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card via email. 

For an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor word: HEARTOFGOLD, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Eligibility Questions: Call 1-866-236-3276.

Questions? Contact Melanie Hurley at melanie.hurley@heartogold.org or Meosha Hudson at 410-375-5190 or meosha.hudson@redcross.org.

LGBTQ+ Pride Concert for Families

Featuring music from The Alphabet Rockers album “THE LOVE” (All Ages)buy tix off

June 18
4pm

$10/$5 MCC tax district residents

This Grammy®-nominated intergenerational hip hop album from The Alphabet Rockers gives voice to what matters: love, belonging, and gender justice for all of us. Prepare to sing, dance, and have fun celebrating the love of ourselves and our whole family. 

4th of July
Community Fireworks Celebration

July 4
6:30–10:30pm

Free admission; no registration required.

Produced by the McLean Community Center, this year’s event will be held at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike. Check back here for future updates.

The State Theatre

220 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

www.thestatetheatre.com

All of our indoor shows require a proof of vaccination (original card or picture is sufficient), or a negative COVID 19 test that is no more than 72 hours old for entry. At home tests will not be accepted. Please call the box office at 703-237-0300 with any questions.

Son Rompe Pera

May 20
7pm

TIX start at $12

Born and raised in the deep outskirts of Mexico City, the Gama brothers are keeping alive the rich legacy of marimba music running through their family with their latest project, Son Rompe Pera. While firmly rooted in the tradition of this historic instrument, their fresh take on the folk icon challenges its limits as never before, moving it into the garage/punk world of urban misfits and firmly planting it in the 21st century.

Capital One Hall

7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, VA 22102

www.capitalonehall.com

Don McLean:
50th Anniversary Of American Pie

June 12
7:30pm

TIX start at $17.91

Platinum selling, Songwriters’ Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Don McLean is coming to Capital One Hall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of American Pie!. One of America’s greatest, most enduring singer-songwriters, his catalog of iconic songs include the #1 hit “American Pie”, named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) as a top 5 song of the 20th Century, as well as “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So”, “Crossroads”, “The Grave” and many more. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, he has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide.

Remembering Juneteenth
New World Order Horns

Bryan Jackson, Baritone
Gilbert Pryor, Composer

June 19
4-5:30pm

A program to restore pride for a nation in pain with great Spirituals and Songs, music by Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, George WALKER, the great “Duke” ELLINGTON, and a stirring finale by local composer, Gilbert PRYOR. 


Pictured at top: Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap